Virginia | Voices from the front lines of the pandemic in Richmond
Wes Wampler wakes at 4:30 a.m. on the days he works as a captain for the Richmond Ambulance Authority.
The typical shift, 12 hours at time, two days on, two days off, is anything but typical these days. Though no longer a paramedic, as a captain with 15 years of experience, Wampler still reports to emergency medical calls. Now, he’s in an SUV instead of an ambulance.
Being on the front lines during a pandemic, things change, all the time.
“It’s an exciting job. It’s a fulfilling job. It’s a rewarding job,” he said.